“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Learn to Live Mindfully: Self-Care Sunday

with Jane Stevens

October 2nd

This day of soft practice structure provides a caring space to nurture your meditation practice while enjoying some uninterrupted down time. Caregivers enjoy a 20% discount. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Joseph Mauricio

October 13th—November 10th

Embracing the routine of our spiritual practices is a way to find the ground we need to feel human again. In this class we'll explore the meaning of joy and the true source of personal energy and inspiration. Continue »

The Six Ways of Ruling

with Jane Arthur

October 22nd—October 23rd

Teachings on the Six Ways of Ruling, unique Shambhala teachings on society and leadership, advise us on how to rule our mind and our environment so that our inner peace and power can spread out into the world. Continue »

Dismantling Racism with Meditation: A Workshop for White People

with Kara Dansky

October 24th

Do you want to learn more about what you can do to end racism? Do you want to learn how to engage meditation in racial justice work? If so, this workshop is right for you. Continue »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Weekend I

with Lodro Rinzler

October 28th—October 30th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

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